By Friday, June 1
Literary competition — The 40th annual Trumbull Literary Competition, sponsored by the Trumbull Library, is coming soon. Open to grades 3-12 and adult. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and creative writing categories. No residency requirement. Awards will be given at the Trumbull Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St. Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1. Rules, details, and applications are at trumbullct-library.org/literary%20competition.
Saturday, June 2
Food drive — Trumbull Community Women will be conducting a food drive for the Trumbull Food Pantry from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Stop and Shop on Quality Street. There are many families in Trumbull that are in real need of the food pantry and supplies are low. The volunteer group is hoping that a food drive at this time will help to restock the shelves.
Saturday, June 9
Household Hazardous Waste Collection — The Town of Trumbull Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 307 Indian Ledge Park Drive. next to BMX Facility. This includes Trumbull, Monroe, and Easton residents. Must show CT driver’s license. For more information, contact Trumbull Public Works at 203-452-5070. Bring materials in original containers securely closed. Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper, if necessary. Never mix chemicals together. Never smoke or eat while handling hazardous materials. Leaking or broken containers must be contained. Do not leave vehicles unless instructed to do so. Visit trumbull-ct.gov for items to bring/not to bring.
Wednesday, July 4
Reading of the Declaration of Independence — Join your friends and neighbors at the seventh annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence, on Wednesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. It will be held on the steps at the Trumbull Town Hall. This historic portrayal features citizen volunteers reading the Declaration. This year, John Adams speaks to the Second Constitution Congress. Before you start your picnic, bring your family to the Town Hall Green to see what July 4th is really about. This event is for the entire family, and Colonial costumes are encouraged. For your comfort, bring your chairs. In case of rain, the reading will be held in the courtroom at Town Hall. For more information, call Emily Areson, Arts office, at 203-452-5065, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Trumbull Arts and Senior Commissions.
Sunday, July 15
Secret Garden Tour discounted tickets — The Nichols Garden Club will offer discounted advance on-line ticket sales for its annual Secret Garden Tour on Sunday, July 15. This self-guided tour will feature five local gardens selected by the Nichols Garden Club for their beauty, uniqueness and interest. Each garden is hosted by garden club members and volunteers, and complimentary refreshments will be served at each site. The tour runs from 1-5 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 per person, or at the door on the day of the tour at $35. For more information about the tour and tickets, visit nicholsgc.org/, at email@example.com, or 203-590-2232.
Monday-Wednesday, July 23-25
Lancaster, Penn., Sight and Sound Theatre; Jesus — Includes: two nights at Comfort Suites, two breakfasts, two dinners, one at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant; sightseeing; Landis Valley Village Museum, Lancaster and One Liberty Mall and Observation Deck, Philadelphia. Insurance available. Deposit: per person $150 by April 30. Final payment per person, June 4. Price: $451 double; and $561 single. Sponsored by St. Theresa Senior Club. Bus leaves from St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull. For reservations, call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
Sunday, Sept. 16
Seeking artists — The Trumbull Arts Festival Committee is accepting applications from artists, craftpersons and authors for the 40th annual Trumbull Arts Festival to be held on Sunday, Sept. 16. The festival also features food, a children’s creative center and entertainment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-452-5965 for an application.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Octoberfest at Krucker's in Pomona, NY — Enjoy a full day of entertainment, food, fun, music and dancing. Welcome reception, lunch entree choice that day, and sandwich on the way home. $25 deposit upon reservation and balance $68 Sept. 5. Sponsored by St. Theresa Senior Club. Bus leaves from St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull. For reservations, call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Upcoming show, Phantom — Westchester Broadway Theatre. Enjoy a matinee performance of Phantom. Enjoy a matinee performance. Show is a prequel to Phantom of the Opera. Story of how the Phantom became the tortured figure. Pre-show lunch and full scale musical production. Price $104. Sponsored by St. Theresa Senior Club. Bus leaves from St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull. For reservations, call Kathy at 203-268-8256.
Free DVD rentals — The Trumbull Library has eliminated the $1 DVD rental fee in an effort to increase in the usage of the collection. There will still be a $1 per day fine for overdue DVDs.
Discounted movie tickets — Trumbull Parks and Recreation Department offers discounted movie tickets to Bow Tie Cinemas year round. Tickets are $8 each, a savings of $3/ticket, and redeemable at any Bow Tie Cinema locations; 3D movies and BTX theaters will assess additional surcharges. Tickets are available for purchase in our new office located at 366 Church Hill Road, in the new administration building. Call 203-452-5060 for more information.